Australia lags, says net guru

One of the internet’s original architects says Australia’s living standards are in danger of slipping out of the top tier because it is not gearing up for the next level of web infrastructure. Larry Smarr, director of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology, says “real broadband” would allow connections 1000 times the speed of the current average Australian connection – and 80 times the speed the Government and Labor propose.

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